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Brazos River Singing (Cooper Book)

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, Texas

Saturday, April 5, 2003

The Brazos River Singing was held at the Washington-on-the Brazos State Park on Saturday before the first Sunday in April. This will be the last time this singing will be held at the State Park. The singing will be held next year at the Brenham Community Center, Brenham, Texas.

Tom Owen called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 208. Jeb Owen offered the opening prayer. A short business meeting was held, and officers for the singing were elected: Chairman—Tom Owen; Vice Chairman—Kevin Powell; Secretary—Mary Ann Owen.

Leaders: Kevin Powell 331b, 553b; Edith Owen 293b, 367; Mary Bachmann 509, 507b; Gaylon Powell 484b, 268t; Doris Hanks 511t, 422; Jeb Owen 424, 319; Terre Schill 54, 274; Cheryl Foreman 497, 336; Chris Adams 277, 59.

RECESS

Tom Owen called the class back with 123t and 176t. Leaders: Kevin Powell 578, 47b; Mary Ann Owen 49b, 145b; Edith Owen 547, 505; Mary Bachmann 400, 31t; Gaylon Powell 36b, 53; Doris Hanks 63, 39; Jeb Owen 68b, 444t; Terre Schill 329, 386.

LUNCH

Tom Owen called the class back after a nice picnic lunch in the park with 360. Leaders: Cheryl Foreman 108b, 183; Chris Adams 470, 450; Charles Whitmer 451b, 393; Kevin Powell 285t, 200; Edith Owen 511b, 558b; Gaylon Powell 552, 224; Doris Hanks 355, 112; Jeb Owen 559, 138t; Terre Schill 138b, 448; Cheryl Foreman 140, 133; Chris Adams 384, 449; Charles Whitmer 500, 488b; Troxel Ballou 299, 65; Tom Owen 393b; Kevin Powell 416t; Edith Owen 410; Gaylon Powell 240; Doris Hanks 442; Jeb Owen 155; Terre Schill 414; Cheryl Foreman 478; Chris Adams 572; Charles Whitmer 460; Troxel Ballou 61.

Tom Owen led 527 as the closing song. Troxel Ballou offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Tom Owen; Vice Chairman—Kevin Powell; Secretary—Mary Ann Owen.